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Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi)

125' - 2001 - Family, Adventure - Dialogue: English, Japanese
Director: Hayao Miyazaki Composer: Joe Hisaishi With: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki
Whilst traveling through a tunnel, ten-year-old Chihiro suddenly finds herself in a fantastic, incredible world where all sorts of weird things happen. This world exists alongside the world of humans and yet, nobody has ever noticed it before. It is a world of gods and lesser gods, goblins and ogres. Chihiro’s presence is only tolerated on two conditions: one, she must work for a mean witch named Yubaba and two, she must give up her name and hence, being human. In return she receives a new name, Sen. She manages to make contact with all kinds of different inhabitants, which she finds extremely exciting. She finds out that her parents have also been through the tunnel, but discovers to her horror that they have turned into pigs. She doesn’t know how to help them, until she meets Haku, a mysterious boy, who appeals to her the minute she sets eyes on him. (Catalogue IFB, 2002)

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Credits

Director

Hayao Miyazaki

Composer

Joe Hisaishi

With

Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki

Scenario

Hayao Miyazaki

Director of Photography

Atsushi Okui

Editor

Takeshi Seyama

Producer

Toshio Suzuki, Nozomu Takahashi

More information

Dialogue

English, Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Year

2001

Filmography

Hayao Miyazaki
Yuki's Sun (short, 1972), Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Conan the Future Boy: The Big Giant Robot's Resurrection (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), The Whale Hunt (2001), Mei and the Kitten Bus (short, 2002), Koro's Big Day Out (short, 2002), Imagenary Flying Machines (short, 2002), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), The Day I Bought a Star (short, 2006), Monmon the Water Spider (short, 2006), House-hunting (short, 2006), Ponyo (2008), Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (short, 2010), The Wind Rises (2013), Boro the Caterpillar (short, 2018), The Boy and the Heron (2023)

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